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Welcome to the Legal Advice Office in South Africa

The Legal Advice Office offers affordable Legal Advice as well as Legal and Paralegal Services throughout South Africa.

Our legal advice and services are based on 40 years of experience in the professional legal field.  As a purely internet based legal consultancy business, we pride ourselves in personal, professional and efficient service at affordable rates and undertake to revert to our clients within 48 hours of their query being received by us.

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Can I sell my property without settling the outstanding levies first?

We received this query last Thursday.

“I bought property in a security estate in Bellville in 2016 which is managed by a Homeowners Association (HOA.) The property was expensive but in my mind an investment in me and my family’s future. However, personal financial constraints have made me not only fall behind on your levies but also consider selling the property. I may even be staring insolvency in the face. Can I sell the without you settling the outstanding levies first?

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Surrogacy is allowed in South Africa and is regulated by the Children’s Act.

We received the following question during the course of last week

 “I have been happily married for the last 7 years. However; I am medically unable to produce a child. My husband and I have talked about the option of both adoption and surrogacy. We have decided to go the surrogacy route if we can, and have discussed it with my sister. She is older than me has two children and does not want any more of her own and is willing to consider it. We’ve not yet spoken about costs or payment for her to do this, because we’re not sure whether surrogacy is even allowed in South Africa. Is surrogacy an option we can consider? Your advice would be much appreciated”

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The expunging of criminal records. Fact or fantasy?

Here is an interesting inquiry that we received in on Friday last week from a client who we advised accordingly.

“I completed my tertiary education at the end of 2017 and I have been looking for employment since January 2018. I just can’t get work, mainly, I think, because I have a criminal record. The criminal record stems from a case of shoplifting that I committed in 2007 and to which charge I pleaded guilty and for which I received an R500 fine without any suspended sentence attached. Can my criminal record be removed?”

“Yes, it can” is the short answer to your question.

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Legal Advice Office

South Africa

Kandelaar Street, Vermont, Hermanus
Phone: +27 (028) 316 2832
Email: info@legaladviceoffice.co.za

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